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Game 147: Gray Struggles & 'Pen Fails + Escobar in 2022?

September 18, 2021
Nats Chat
Game 147: Gray Struggles & 'Pen Fails + Escobar in 2022?
Show Notes

The Nats lost 9-8 to the Rockies as yet another late lead was snatched away. Mark & Al recap Kyle Finnegan blowing a second straight save and how the bullpen continues to cost the team wins. Is Finnegan and his mates operating on fumes?

(10:30) Josiah Gray had a fifth consecutive outing that was in the subpar category.  He struck out five, but walked four, and allowed another HR.  Why has his command looked so off in his past few starts?

(17:55) The offense continued their September surge and clubbed fourteen hits, which led to to eight runs. Hear another example of how Juan Soto is reminding people of Barry Bonds' hitting prowess.

(21:57) Alcides Escobar had two more hits on Friday; including a game tying hit in the bottom of the 8th.  This leads to a conversation on what the Nationals options are with the veteran SS and whether or not he will be back in Washington in 2022.

(32:57) A listener submitted email wondering if there are parallels between the current version of the Nats and the perpetually underachieving Angels.